289: All That Glistens 2

2009
mixed media on canvas
15 x 15 cm

290: All That Glistens 1

2009
mixed media on canvas
15 x 15 cm

291: Paint Box

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2009
handmade paper boxes, acrylic, PVA glue, velcro on MDF
60 x 60 x 10 cm

292: Sweet Paper Light


2008
acrylic, japanese paper, found papers on canvas
51 x 51 cm

293: Tea Garden

293 Tea Garden

2008
tea, teabag paper, PVA glue & acrylic primer on canvas
50 x 50cm

294: Tea Tree

294 Tea Tree

2008
tea, teabag paper, PVA glue & acrylic primer on canvas
50 x 50cm

295: Tea Relief

2006
tea leaves, PVA glue on board
70 x 90 cm

296: Strange Brew 2

2006
tea, teabag paper, PVA glue on canvas
15 x 15 cm

297: Strange Brew 1

2006
tea, teabag paper, PVA glue on canvas
15 x 15 cm

298: Storm In A Tea Cup

2006
printing ink, found papers on board
70 x 90 cm

299: Flowering Magenta

Comp Flowering Magenta
2001
acrylic, collage and found papers on paper
90 x 70 cm

300: Eye Voltage

1999
acrylic, collage & oil pastel on found papers
52 x 72 cm

354: Loving Spoonfuls

354: Loving Spoonfuls

2019

355: Night Music

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2018

356: Easy Rider 3

356: Easy Rider 3

2018

357: Easy Rider 2

357: Easy Rider 2

2018

358: Easy Rider 1

358: Easy Rider 1

2018

359: Garden Shelter Kew

 359: Garden Shelter Kew

2018

360: Feng Shang Princess Reflects

 360: Feng Shang Princess Reflects

2018

361: Stairway To Watford

361: Stairway To Watford

2018

362: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

362: Ain't No Mountain High Enough

2018

363: Art of Architecture 1

363: Art of Architecture 1

2017

364: Say It With Flowers 1

364: Say It With Flowers 1

2017

365: Say It With Flowers 3

365: Say it with Flowers 3

2017

366: Lady Orbit

366: Lady Orbit

2016

367: Fabulous Forests

367: Fabulous Forests
2015

368: Big Ball Barcelona

2014

369: Gimme Shelter @ Art-itecture 2014

369: Gimme Shelter @ Art-itecture 2014
2014

369: Spot My Dog

2019
toy dog, paper hole punches
36 x 55 x 20 cm

370: Gimme Shelter


2013

370: Small Worlds – Drowned World

2018
mixed media on acrylic globe
6 cms

371: Gimme Shelter 2


2013

371: Small Worlds – Paper Planet

2018
mixed media on acrylic globe
6 cms

372: Gimme Shelter @ Art-itecture 2014

372: Gimme Shelter @ Art-itecture 2014 2

polypropylene, umbrella, fish wire
2014

372: Gimme Shelter 3


2013

373: Gimme Shelter @ Art-itecture 2014

373: Gimme Shelter @ Art-itecture 2014 3

polypropylene, umbrella, fish wire
2014

373: New York – Night Drive Fifth Avenue

2013

Shortlisted for Art Jazzed Up art award 2013

374: Washington DC – National Gallery of Art

2013

Shortlisted for Art Jazzed Up art award 2013

375: One New Change

 3575: One New Change

2013

376: Venice – Carnival Masks


2013

377: Park Life: Ripples on the Pond

2013

378: Park Life 10

2012

379: Park Life 8


2012

380: Park Life 1


2012

381: Venice – To The Danielli


2011

382: Brighton – On the Pier


2011

383: Brighton – Bandstand


2011

384: Midnight in Paris 2

2011

385: Midnight in Paris


2011

386: Night Lights


2010

387: London – St James’s Park


2010

388: Los Angeles – Central Garden Getty Center

2010

389: Los Angeles – Wells Fargo

2010

390: Los Angeles – Bradbury Building

2010

391: San Francisco – MOMA


2010

392: San Francisco – Telegraph Hill


2010

393: San Francisco Blue

393: San Francisco Blue
2010

394: San Francisco Pink

394: San Francisco Pink
2010

395: Venice – Enchanted Flora Indoor Garden


2010

396: Rain Forest


2006

397: Tunnel Vision


2006

398: Another Level

2005

399: Deconstruct Reconstruct

2005

400: Water Music

2005

476: Stone Rose 1

2012
acrylic on canvas
51 x 51 cm

477: Stone Rose 2

477: Stone Rose 2

2012
acrylic on canvas
51 x 51cm

478: Glow Pots


2006
acrylic on board
70 x 90 cm

479: Talking Pottery


2006
acrylic on board
73 x 93 cm

480: Still Life: The Blues Collection


2005
acrylic on board
90 x 70 cm

481: The Red Parasol

2003
acrylic on paper
55 x 40 cm

483: The Arrangement


2003
acrylic on board
71 x 89cm

484: Let’s Dance


2002
acrylic on paper
94 x 74 cm

485: Squeeze


2002
oil pastel on paper
94 x 74 cm

486: Still Life After Sunset


2002
acrylic on paper
70 x 90 cm

488: Flotsam & Jetsam


2001
acrylic on paper
70 x 90 cm

489: Flowering Magenta


2001
acrylic, collage and found papers on paper
90 x 70 cm

490: In Full Bloom


2001
acrylic on paper
90 x 70 cm

491: On Fertile Ground


2001
acrylic on board
74 x 92 cm

492: Star


2001
acrylic on paper
90 x 70 cm

493: Still Life: Cool Blues


2001
acrylic on paper
90 x 70 cm

494: Still Life with Pears


2001
acrylic & oil pastel on paper
70 x 90 cm

495: Hidden Magic


1999
acrylic on paper
70 x 90 cm

496: Planet Organic


1999
acrylic on paper
52 x 75 cm

497: Still Life: Homage to De Chirico


1999
acrylic on paper
90 x 70 cm

498: The Terracotta Cloth

1999
acrylic on paper
90 x 70 cm

499: Liquid Lunch


1998
oil pastel on paper
72 x 52 cm

500: Still Life with Coloured Glass


1998
acrylic, collage & oil pastel on paper
75 x 52 cm

674: Art in a Box: La Toilette

674: Art in a Box: La Toilette

2014
found objects, acrylic paint

675: Art in a Box: La Toilette

675: Art in a Box: La Toilette

2014
found objects, acrylic paint

676: Light for Crisis Chandelier View 1

2013
glass light bulb, wire, beads, glue

677: Light for Crisis Chandelier View 2

2013
glass light bulb, wire, beads, glue

678: Distance Travelled Time Taken

678 Distance Travelled Time Taken

2007 – 2012
used window envelopes, pva glue, 3 extending metal poles
300 x 300 x 300 cm approximately
Installation assembled at The Gallery HAC Harrow Arts Centre London 2013

‘Distance Travelled Time Taken’ is an installation that addresses Ann Kopka’s engagement with the research, process and transformation of discarded everyday ephemera and disposable objects of little or no intrinsic value. Through the concept of ‘making something out of nothing’ Ann seeks to draw attention to the throwaway nature of consumer society and question our perception of its value systems.

‘Distance Travelled, Time Taken’ is made from thousands of used window envelopes collected by Ann, her family and friends in homes, offices and schools. The willingness to save used window envelopes was clearly captivating and rapidly spread from person to person as a network of collectors grew across the country and mountains of window envelopes began to appear on Ann’s doorstep.

The windows were hand cut from the envelopes and glued together by Ann to form chains eventually reaching a mile long. The collectors constantly asked to be kept informed when certain ‘milestones’ had been reached. This spurred on both collectors and Ann. Without this enthusiastic and encouraging support this project would not have been realised.

However Ann had not anticipated the disappointment that would be expressed by some of the collectors once enough envelopes had been received or the disappointment of others who wished that they had made a contribution. Ann resisted the pressure to continue and felt the ‘mile’ to be an appropriate cut off point if the project was to be completed: from conception to completion took about five years.

Dispatched with a lick and opened with a rip, each envelope has travelled on its own unique voyage through the post connecting people together in a web of communication. The handmade links of this installation evoke both the distance travelled and the time taken to realise the work and provide a playful antithesis to the technology of electronic mail.

679: Distance Travelled Time Taken

679: Distance Travelled Time Taken

2007 – 2012
used window envelopes, pva glue, 3 extending metal poles
300 x 300 x 300 cm approximately
Installation assembled at The Gallery HAC Harrow Arts Centre London 2013

680: Distance Travelled Time Taken

2007 – 2012
used window envelopes, pva glue, 3 extending metal poles, LED rotating disco lights, electric fan
300 x 300 x 300 cm approximately
Installation assembled All Saints Church Harrow Weald London 2011

681: Distance Travelled Time Taken

2007 -2012
used window envelopes, pva glue, 3 extending metal poles, LED rotating disco lights, electric fan
300 x 300 x 300 cm approximately
Installation assembled All Saints Church Harrow Weald London 2011

682: Distance Travelled Time Taken

2007 – 2012
Distance Travelled Time Taken Installation
used window envelopes, pva glue, 3 extending metal poles, LED rotating disco lights, electric fan
300 x 300 x 300 cm approximately
Installation assembled All Saints Church Harrow Weald London 2011

683: No more envelopes please

2007 – 2012
royal mail post box, used window envelopes (2007)

684: On A Roll

2007 – 2012
400 yards of used window envelopes, pva glue (2010)

685: Gimme Shelter (view 1)

2013
polypropylene, umbrella, fish wire
Site Specific Installation assembled at The Gallery HAC, Harrow Arts Centre 2013

686: Gimme Shelter (view 2)

2013
polypropylene, umbrella, fish wire
Site Specific Installation assembled at The Gallery HAC, Harrow Arts Centre 2013